Library HappeningsPast Gallery Exhibits








November 2013 in the Art Gallery

 "The North Fork in Black and White"

Photographs by Steve Berger



August 2013 in the Art Gallery

 "Island Dreams"

Paintings by Carol Gold

















July 2013 in the Art Gallery

 "Here and There II"

Photographs by Jim Slezak

This talented Hampton Bays photographer tells us, "A bit over three years ago I began my involvement with digital photography. My friend and mentor, Steve Berger, gave me his time, advice and the benefit of his many years in photography. My wife, Linda, knows more about art than I ever will and she gives me invaluable feedback about those photos that are the keepers. Most of my images are taken outdoors and getting outside to seek out found beauty is a very pleasant aspect of my photography."


An Artists' Reception wil be held on Sat., July 6th, from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome.

"David Wine's Shed"





May 2013 in the Art Gallery

 "A Thing of Beauty (Endymion)"

Photographs by Kathy Pasca

Local piano instructor, music therapist and artist, Kathy Pasca, first discovered her passion for photography in the Spring of 2012. She be came intent upon capturing that beauty through the study and art of photography. Sometimes she is drawn to a subject for one reason, and the camera will show her something she didn't notice before.



"I am constantly blown away by the beauty all around me. Art is everywhere - and the more I see, the more I see."


An Artists' Reception wil be held on Sat., May 4th, from 2-4 p.m. All are welcome.


"In the Spotlight"




September 2012 in the Art Gallery

 "Visions of Long Island Landscapes"

Photographs by Robert T. Bloom





In addition to being a published author and composer (Theme Song, 1984 International Games For The Disabled), Robert T. Bloom is a published Photographic Artist. “Photographic Art” is a creative process in which photographic images are artistically edited so as to resemble paintings. Using this compelling technique, he attempts to capture the charm and elegance of Long Island’s scenic landscapes in a comprehensive body of work (one of the most extensive of its kind).







August 2012 in the Art Gallery

 "Substitute for Love"

Photographs by Nella Khanis



As a visual artist I exaggerate, invent, and paint with exuberant colors. Photography opens another universe of possibilities. Nature and life itself provide vibrant colors and exciting shapes; it is the artist's eye that finds and reveals them. I use pure, unedited images that attain the same level of emotional and visual effect as my paintings. I believe that each photograph captures a moment in time and the collection of these moments creates memories that form a visual portrait of me as an artist.





June 2012 in the Art Gallery


Watercolor Paintings by Stacy Paliouras


Stacy discovered her addiction to drawing and painting eight years ago. She is often up a 2 a.m., excited to start her day painting. She is particlarly passionate about semi-abstract and abstract styles of art; and loves to paint all kinds of flowers, especially those that look unusual. It is only recently that she has considered selling her work. She hopes that you will enjoy her art as much as she enjoys creating it.
Stacy is Greek and was born in Cyprus, but has spent the past 40 years in the U.S., which she has come to live. She currently resides in Peconic, N.Y.







March 2012 in the Art Gallery


"Light Painters – Scenes from Photographic Lives"

Photographs by Members of The Learning Center

This North Fork based digital photography club presents images captured from their field trips, personal travels and other photographic opportunities. The images represent a variety of excellent fine art photography; some of which have been successful in competitions and other exhibits.

The Learning Center was established by local North Fork photographer and digital photography instructor, Judy McCleery. Membership in the Learning Center is open to the public. Contact Judy at 631-765-3572 for further information.

The group has generously donated a photograph to the Friend's March Art Raffle to raise funds for the Library.

An Artist's Reception will be held on Friday March 2nd, from 5 to 7 p.m.


February 2012 in the Art Gallery


"Light and Shadows"

Paintings by Fran Liburt


Fran Liburt is a longtime resident of Orient who has maintained a continuing passion for art and painting since attending Rider University. She began to work in pastels and acrylics a few years ago, changing her role from observer to active participant. Her works have been featured with other local artists at the Oysterponds Historical Society and East End Art Shows over the past few years.

Ms. Liburt has generously donated one of her paintings to the Friend's January Art Raffle to raise funds for the Library.

An Artist's Reception will be held on Sunday, Feb. 5th, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

 "Fred's Barn"


December 2011 in the Art Gallery


"Personal Art/Living on the North Fork"

Paintings by Jo-Ann Corretti

North Fork resident Jo-Ann Corretti has been painting Long Island Personal Art full-time for the last 30 years and much of her work is of life on the East End. Voted Best Artist of the Year by the Long Island Press and recently cover artist for Dan's Papers, Jo-Ann's beautifully depicted paintings and photos of the East End are loved by all.




November 2011 in the Art Gallery


"Some of a Kind"

Photographs by Steve Berger

Steve has been taking pictures on the East End since 1996 and says that certain subjects have continued to hold his interest over the years. This show will include written commentary about how these subjects have affected him and his work.

                                                                                                          "The New America"


September 2011 in the Art Gallery

"A Passion for Paint"

Paintings by Patricia McCarthy 

"Set a Spell"

Patricia McCarthy lives and works in her home studio in South Jamesport, where she continues to be inspired by the beauty of her surroundings.
She enjoys the adventure of working in watercolor, collage, oil and acrylic, while each medium presents its own palette of challenges and disciplines. Patricia is a member of The National Art League in Douglaston, NY and is the recipient of numerous awards and is represented in private collections.


July 2011 in the Art Gallery

"Rocky Splendor"

Photographs by Fran DePetris


A longtime resident of the North Fork, Fran is a member of the NWPLI (Nature and Wildlife Photographers of Long Island) and retired from 34 years as a Television Production teacher at Hauppauge High School. He enjoys traveling and trying to capture the beauty that our world surrounds us with. The photos in this, his first exhibit in our gallery, were taken during trips throughout the U.S. and Canada.

 "Antelope Center Slice"








June 2011 in the Art Gallery 

"Local Harbor Reflections"

Photographs by JoAnne Dumas

JoAnn’s images have natural light as the primary focus, and she looks for the fascinating ways it falls to create patterns, shapes, textures and reflections. “I believe that the closer I get to my subject, the more I see.” She delights in the endless opportunities offered by digital photography to capture and manipulate images.




May 2011 in the Art Gallery

"Dreams of Water"

Paintings by Carol Gold


A professional fine artist known for her vibrant oil seascapes, landscape paintings and giclees, Carol as had 19 solo exhibitions, has won numerous awards and prizes. She received her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Pratt Institute and after a distinguished career of some thirty years as Arts Educator and Assistant Principal, Carol now devotes herself entirely to papinting. The subject matter of Carol's paintings create the sensation of being drawn into another place and space. "I feel I can walk right into the painting" is a remark often repeated by viewers.








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